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    Default The Great American Eclipse

    Is happening today, with the first penumbral shadow of the moon hitting the west coast right now.

    Total eclipse starts on the west coast at 18:17 UK time, sweeping eastward in a narrow path across the continental USA to the east coast at 19:47

    A very minor partial eclipse (4%) is visible from London, from 19:40 to 20:15 (sunset). Don't look directly at the sun without protection. Ask Brillopad for some.

    Live streams at a number of locations, such as:

    https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive/#NA...Public+Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eLja589E7I
    (I think this is the same feed)

    National Geographic:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLBwibYSzEk

    Sky news has Kay Burley in Oregon

    https://www.nasa.gov/eclipse2017
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    US Google doodle....


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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post

    Sky news has Kay Burley in Oregon
    Not sure whether that was such a good idea. She's said in answer to the question about the differences in size between the sun and the moon:
    "The moon is 400 million times smaller than the sun. But that's OK because the sun is 400 million times further away from the earth"


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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    Not sure whether that was such a good idea. She's said in answer to the question about the differences in size between the sun and the moon:
    "The moon is 400 million times smaller than the sun. But that's OK because the sun is 400 million times further away from the earth"

    Are you surprised....?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    Don't look directly at the sun without protection.
    Looking directly at the sun* now without protection just fine...

    (Un)fortunately, the good-old British climate has afforded me some excellent natural protection - in the form of big arse clouds.

    * or roughly where I think the sun is

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    Donald Trump said the only thing not to be eclipsed is his ego.

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    Heathrow due to suffer an eclipse. MF passing through. To empty the bins.

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    Maybe they're going to move it...

    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    Don't look directly at the sun without protection.

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